Lebanon’s Rare Books and Manuscripts under fire

August 8, 2006 at 4:01 pm 1 comment

While the people of Lebanon struggle under the onslaught of Israeli attacks, the librarians are doing what they can to save books and manuscripts that date back as far as the 15th century.  Recently the port at which the national library stores its most rare books and documents was bombed. Miraculously most of the books and manuscripts were not badly damaged. Librarians packed up boxes of books to be shipped off to an unknown location as a contingency plan should bombing of the port resume.

There’s a news report to listen to here.

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  • 1. anon  |  January 27, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    I doubt the Israelis were out to bomb rare books and manuscripts, so it’s not a surprise and hardly miraculous that nothing untoward happened to them.

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